Working With Your Student (Online Program)
Field Education Calendar
How to Begin a Field Placement
Starting With Your Student
Mid-Year & End-of-Year Evaluation Forms
Final Field Instructor Evaluation of Student
- Field Instructor Final Evaluation of Foundation Student PDF Version
- Field Instructor Final Evaluation of Advanced Clinical Student PDF Version
- Field Instructor Final Evaluation of Foundation Student Word Version
- Field Instructor Final Evaluation of Advanced Clinical Student Word Version
Mid-Year Field Instructor Assessment of Student
- Field Instructor Mid-Year Assessment of Foundation Student Word Version
- Field Instructor Mid-Year Assessment of Advanced Clinical Student Word Version
- OLP Field Education Assessment Word Version
- OLP Field Education Assessment PDF Version
- Evaluation of the Student’s Advisor Word Version
Professional Development & Benefits
BUSSW is pleased to offer several professional training options for all field instructors, including:
Online Seminar For New Field Instructors
The Seminar for New Field Instructors is required for all field instructors supervising an MSW student for the first time. Because the course is designed to support beginning field instruction skills, we only offer the seminar to people while they are supervising a student. The Seminar is offered in a face-to-face format on the Charles River Campus and at each of the off-campus sites (Chelmsford, Cape Cod, and Fall River). The Online Seminar for New Field Instructors is offered three times a year, starting in September, January, and May in 7 modules that are completed within one semester. The online version of the seminar includes text, videos, exercises and a discussion board and involves successful completion of test questions at the end of each module. Continuing eduction credits are granted for each seminar, bases on time spent in the course. For further information about how to register for the Online version of the Seminar for New Field Instructors, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-353-3755.
NECON Professional Development Series
The New England Consortium of Graduate Social Work Field Education Directors (NECON) is made up of field education directors from the accredited New England graduate schools of social work. Various workshops and seminars are offered to field educators and instructors for free or reduced fees.
PEP CEC Training Discount
BUSSW field instructors are a valuable resource and mentor to our students. As a thank you, the Professional Education Programs Office (PEP) offers one free workshop to field instructors per academic year, on a first-come, first-served basis (space permitting).
Please check the PEP program website periodically to see what workshops are available. You are encouraged to email or call the PEP office (617-353-3756) for availability. This discount does not apply to certificate programs. If a slot is available, you will need to register for the class and indicate that you are a BUSSW field instructor to receive your discount. CEC certificates will be available at the end of your class.
Additionally, PEP frequently offers special trainings to field instructors on topical issues. Recent trainings included four skills-based workshops on suicide prevention and training. Information about these trainings is shared through the PEP and Field Education websites. Field instructors are encouraged to keep their email addresses up to date to receive the latest news and benefits.
*For copyright reasons, articles will be taken off the site two weeks after the course begins.
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